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Chicken feathers and computing

From Wired News: An estimated 5 billion pounds of chicken feathers are available for uses other than mixing them into low grade cattle feed. Professor Richard Wool at the University of Delaware has figured out a method to recycle those chicken feathers for manufacturing circuit boards, replacing petroleum-based compounds, such as fiberglass.

February 22, 2005 by Dan Farber


Anti-phishing group expands to address pharming

Kim Cameron, an identity expert popular for his "Laws of Identity," reported in his blog that the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has added pharming to its web site. After praising the Group for not changing its name yet (so what if they do?

February 22, 2005 by Chris Jablonski

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Correction: Outlook tackles foreign spam

In response to one of my recently posted blog entries regarding the amount of spam I was getting with foreign characters and how I thought Microsoft's Outlook wasn't up to the task, I was contacted by Microsoft with a correction to my innaccurate reporting. According to the e-mail I recieved, Outlook is indeed up to the task.

February 21, 2005 by David Berlind


A next big thing: StreamBase

During my time at Demo last week I talked to Mike Stonebraker, who is an authentic database and computer science pioneer. He is credited with creating Ingres, Postgres, and Illustra database technology, and now is setting his sights on handling streaming, real-time data with his new company, StreamBase Systems.

February 20, 2005 by Dan Farber


OSDL's Stuart Cohen Unplugged

Meet Stuart Cohen, CEO of Open Source Development Labs. In some ways a product out of IBM's old school era, Cohen and his organization are the ecumenical North Pole of an open source world, which is struggling to straddle the fence between the direction it's going (business mainstream) and the place it came from (the hacker community).

February 18, 2005 by David Berlind



Jon Udell, tech writer, analyst, and developer, writes in his InfoWorld blog about his experiments with what he calls "screencasts" or narrated movies of software in action. Easy to do, apparently all it takes is a tool that captures screen video along with voiceover, and after some editing you can showcase application tips, capture and publish product demonstrations, and even make short documentaries.

February 17, 2005 by Chris Jablonski